Storm Survey Plans from NWS Birmingham for Friday

| March 14, 2019 @ 11:59 pm

The tornadic storm, which hit Gap in the Mountain in Chilton County tonight. Numerous structures were damaged there. From @BrandalynRaySha

…STORM SURVEY PLAN OF THE DAY FOR FRIDAY MARCH 15TH…

.OVERVIEW…

MULTIPLE TORNADIC STORMS AFFECTED CENTRAL ALABAMA DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS OF THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH. LARGE HAIL AND
STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE OCCURRED, ALONG WITH SEVERAL TORNADOES AS
CONDITIONS BECAME MORE FAVORABLE LATER IN THE EVENT.

SURVEY SUMMARY:

AT LEAST 9 AREAS OF INTEREST HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED BASED ON TORNADIC
DEBRIS SIGNATURES ON RADAR AND/OR REPORTED DAMAGE. THE AREAS INCLUDE
PORTIONS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: MARENGO, PERRY, DALLAS, BIBB,
CHILTON, COOSA, AUTAUGA, ELMORE, ST. CLAIR, AND BLOUNT COUNTIES. DUE
TO THE NUMBER OF TRACKS TO INVESTIGATE, IT MAY TAKE MORE THAN ONE DAY
TO COMPLETE ALL ASSESSMENTS.

AT THIS TIME, STORM SURVEYS ARE BEING PLANNED FOR THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES ON FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH:

TEAM ONE: PRIMARY TARGET: BLOUNT COUNTY

TEAM TWO: PRIMARY TARGET: ELMORE COUNTY

TEAM THREE: PRIMARY TARGET: CHILTON COUNTY

**TEAMS WILL MOVE TO OTHER TARGET AREAS AS TIME ALLOWS**

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED PERIODICALLY
THROUGH THE DAY, AS SURVEY TEAMS REPORT BACK THEIR FINDINGS.

A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
PROGRAM IS THE RECEIPT OF STORM REPORTS FROM ALL OUR CUSTOMERS AND
PARTNERS. IF YOU WITNESSED OR ARE AWARE OF ANY STORM DAMAGE DUE TO
HIGH WINDS OR TORNADOES, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT OFFICE. YOU CAN ALSO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER BY USING
#BMXWX ON TWITTER.

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